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Samuel Adams® Boston Ale was first brewed to celebrate the opening of our Boston Brewery. Like Samuel Adams Boston Lager®, it was an old family recipe that was rescued by Jim Koch from his father’s attic. Samuel Adams® Boston Ale, a Stock Ale, has a complex, caramel malt character balanced with distinct spicy and herbal hop notes. Our proprietary ale yeast imparts a variety of fruit and ester notes in both the nose and flavor which are indicative of the style. Stock Ale, one of the few classic beer styles to have originated in the United States, has a strong New England heritage. The style draws its name from the cool "stock cellars" in which it was aged. This technique imparted a smoothness and body which became the hallmark of this style. Keeping with the Stock Ale style, Samuel Adams® Boston Ale is fermented at cooler almost lager like temperatures and conditioned much longer than most ales. It also is Krausened and dry hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mchinn (22) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2002
I always love a Samuel Adams, and this is a fine ale. I hate their Winter ale though..yuck. This has a good hoppy tasts and a nice bubbly head (in fact it bubbled all over my kitchen floor when I opened it)!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2002
Love the SA line there very good well made beer, this beer has a very mild taste and leave u wanting more

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2002
A good ale from a brewer I personally like. I really dont care who doesn’t. Pleasnt bitternss, nice malts. Fruity and a bit spicy even. Good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2002
Nice beer, lots of malts, I see this is being very similar to the boston lager, except less bitter. I had it served too cold, my rating may go up if it was a warmer temp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2002
Nice beer, lots of flavour but tended to fall away a bit on the back palate to a chemical feel. The beer had good body and charcter. It’s a shame the beer has stoped being imported because it had a good folowing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
usafvol199 (9) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2002 does not count

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2002
I especially enjoy ales, but this one was very one-dimensional. It also had a funky semi-alcoholic that didn’t fit in. I would actually prefer the lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMaster (68) - Denville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2002
A great ale from Sam Adams, though has a strange aftertaste. Sierra Nevada is much better, but this ale is worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Very good ale, tasty. But I do not recommend drinking another type of beer before, because then the Sam Adams is gonna taste very perfumy. But great beer to sit back and enjoy when you’re relaxing at home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2002
One of the better SA brews. Nice carmal appearance and decent white head. The fruity taste of this beer was a pleasant suprise from SA.

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